COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The project seeks to engage the existing and new communities of western Sydney with the Australian landscape and deep indigenous culture. Many strategies are used to draw people into the parkland and slowly instill in them a deep curiosity about Country.
PARTNERS: The Western Sydney Parklands Trust is the project client, but also the ongoing land manager. The WSPT are an amazing organisation in that they sustainably manage their large park systems through a sustainable, self-funding business model where 2% of their land is developable to pay for the ongoing cost of the other 98% which is parkland and ecosystem services. The WSPT has a precise Plan of Management which balances the quantum of land uses required to balance the books. Our role was to fit these areas to the land in a way which created a sustainable public asset in perpetuity. The TYRRELLSTUDIO led team consisted of CHROFI, City People, Parkland Planners, GTA Consultants, SMA Tourism, Biosis, Straight Talk, Hollis Partners.